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grenfell fire

Postby hifinutt » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:28 pm

what an utterly tragic week . could it have been prevented with better quality cladding and sprinklers ?

UK-based company Omnis supplied the panels used for cladding in Grenfell Tower. They have told the BBC's Jim Reed that they were asked to supply one of the cheaper, more flammable versions available then. The company can supply more expensive, fire-retardant versions of the panels now - a type called Reynobond FR - but it is not clear if they were available at the time.


A 2012 report by the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA) concluded that fire sprinklers could be retrofitted with tenants in place at a cost of about £1,150 a flat. Since the 24-storey Grenfell Tower contained 120 flats, it would have worked out at £138,000. That's significantly less than the £2.6m spent on the cladding and replacement windows.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40290158
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Re: grenfell fire

Postby hifinutt » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:28 pm

check your tumble dryer !

last august there was a big fire in a tower block caused by a tumble dryer . took 120 firefighters to control

apparently :

Whirlpool has written to 3.8 million owners of the affected dryers, but as many as 2.4 million have not responded. The company has written to them again, offering to repair their machines.

thats 2.4 million potential fires doesn`t bear thinking about does it .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39052979#_=_
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